Statistical Table

Excessive alcohol consumption by sex and age group, population aged 12 and over, Abitibi-Témiscamingue and all of Québec, 2005    

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Has not consume excessively1
over the last 12 months
Consumed excessively1
over the last 12 months


% CI2 at 95% % CI2 at 95%

Abitibi-Témiscamingue3
Total 80.2   77.5 - 82.8 19.8   17.2 - 22.5
    Males 72.3   67.9 - 76.8 27.7   23.2 - 32.1
    Females 88.2   84.4 - 91.3 11.8   8.7 - 15.6
  
Age group
    12-17 years x   .. x   ..
    18-24 years 58.3   47.2 - 69.4 41.7   30.6 - 52.8
    25-44 years 72.7   66.7 - 78.7 27.3   21.3 - 33.3
    45-64 years 83.8   78.3 - 88.4 16.2 * 11.6 - 21.7
    65 years and over 95.8   92.2 - 98.1 4.2 ** 1.9 - 7.8
  
All of Québec
Total 83.1 82.4 - 83.7 16.9 16.3 - 17.6
    Males 75.5 74.5 - 76.6 24.5 23.4 - 25.5
    Females 90.4 89.7 - 91.2 9.6 8.8 - 10.3
  
Age group
    12-17 years 91.0 89.2 - 92.5 9.0 7.5 - 10.8
    18-24 years 64.6 61.9 - 67.3 35.4 32.7 - 38.1
    25-44 years 80.0 78.8 - 81.2 20.0 18.8 - 21.2
    45-64 years 84.8 83.7 - 86.0 15.2 14.0 - 16.3
    65 years and over 95.4 94.6 - 96.1 4.6 3.9 - 5.4
  

1. Excessive consumption of alcohol is defined as having five or more drinks on the same occasion, 12 or more times a year.
2. The 95% confidence interval (CI) indicates the limits around a sample estimate in which the true population value is expected to fall, 19 out of 20 times. When confidence intervals overlap, the difference is not considered statistically significant.
3. Health region.
  
*: Coefficient of variation between 15% and 25%; interpret with caution.
**: Coefficient of variation over 25%; imprecise estimate provided for illustrative purposes only.
  
Source: Statistique Canada, Canadian Community Health Survey; cycle 3.1, share file.
Compilation: Institut de la statistique du Québec, Direction des statistiques de santé.
 
December 14, 2011
   

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